The latest theatrical adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple isn’t set to hit theaters until late December, but the soundtrack is expected to arrive on streaming services ten days earlier. To get moviegoers ready for the film, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled a bit of information regarding the soundtrack.
The forthcoming compilation will feature music from the film as well as music inspired by the film. Members of the cast, including Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, H.E.R., Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins and Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, will be featured on the soundtrack. Also, prominent artists like Usher, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Mary Mary, Jorja Smith, Coco Jones, Missy Elliott, Jennifer Hudson, Black Thought and Keyshia Cole will be featured.
“I am so immensely proud that the filmmakers and Warner Bros. Pictures chose us to collaborate on a hugely cultural album that musically brings to life this reimagined classic,” gamma Co-Founder Larry Jackson said about the soundtrack.
“The Color Purple, in its many iterations, is unquestionably hallowed ground in black culture. Just as film director Blitz Bazawule has done a spectacular job in taking the film to another level artistically, we, too, wanted to bring an equally adventurous, creative take to this expanded soundtrack. Complementing the fabulously infectious musical moments of the new film, we wanted to further celebrate the stories of the film’s protagonists with additional current, contemporary songs that thematically spoke to their relatable experiences and struggles.”
Complimented by music from Usher, Mary J. Blige and many others, The Color Purple will debut in theaters on December 25, 2023.